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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number CML-DHM.6
Date October 23, 1874
Scope & Content Dabney H. Maury Papers: Charles S. Venable to General Dabney Herndon Maury

Physical Appearance: October 23, 1874 - Cha[rle]s S. Venable at the University of V[irgini]a, [Charlottesville, Virginia] to Gen[era]l D[abney] H[erndon] Maury - Sends the last dispatch of General "Stonewall" Jackson for deposit with the Southern Historical Society. He also includes an old envelope carried by Jackson. Signed, "Chas. Venable." Envelope in folder also.
Archival History This letter from Charles S. Venable to Dabney H. Maury was originally part of the SHS papers. Venable was former ADC and AAG to General Robert E. Lee. [The SHS gave the dispatch to the Virginia State Library (now Library of Virginia).] The letter was previously located in the MC 3 V-855 files. A photocopy is available in the CML Jackson Collection. The Dabney H. Maury Collection contains correspondence and ephemera of Dabney Herndon Maury (1822-1900), held in the Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library. The vast majority of the library's holdings are postwar, acquired in the late 20th century as a donation from Maury's direct descendants. This correspondence covers Maury's work with the Southern Historical Society, letters to former President Jefferson Davis and his family, and family concerns. Maury's gregarious nature is apparent in the breadth of the correspondence. Letters to Maury include those from Ulysses S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, Jefferson Davis, Jubal Early, and Joseph E. Johnston. Some of the latest correspondence is from distinguished historians Dr. Douglas S. Freeman and Bruce Catton to Maury family members. Wartime holdings include several copies of Maury's Farewell Address of May 1865 and letter-press book of April-May 1865, later converted to a postwar journal.
People Maury, Dabney Herndon